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BASI Pilates Matwork Program

€1,595Purchase required to enroll

BASI Matwork Program Syllabus

The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat each of the 6 modules (4-5 hours each) at any BASI Pilates host location around the world. Each module consists of practical and theoretical components.

Module 1 - The Fundamentals
The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety.

Module 2 - Anatomy Part 1
Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery.

Module 3 - Anatomy Part 2
Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise, the BASI Block system.

Module 4 - Posture Assessment
Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty posture.

Module 5 - Core Strength – Back & Abdominals
Core strength, effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher.

Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation
Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercises, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program.

In addition to the academic study, students must complete the following hours of study:

  • observation (15 hours),
  • self-practice (40 hours) and
  • student teaching (30 hours).


Cancellation policy

All bookings via our website for BASI courses are for Pilates Education UK Ltd/BASI Pilates UK who offer limited refunds for students who cancel prior to or during the Program subject to terms and conditions. A €400.00 sum is payable upon submission of your Application comprises a €35.00 fee for processing your application (“Application Fee”) and a €365.00 deposit (the “Deposit”).

If Pilates Education UK Ltd/BASI Pilates UK does not accept your Application for any reason thirty (30) or more days prior to the start of the first module, we shall, as soon as possible, refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Application Fee.

If you cancel fewer than sixty (60) days prior to the start of the first module*, then within thirty (30) days of receiving your cancellation request, we will refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Initial Deposit (including the Application Fee); because your attendance would be a deciding factor as to whether the course would run as scheduled. *cancellations one week before the course are not accepted.

We shall not be obligated to refund any monies if you cancel at any time following the day which is one week prior to the commencement of the first module of any program (whether or not you attend that or any other module), and you shall still be liable for the full cost of fees.

We reserve the right to cancel any program. If a program is cancelled and a replacement is not offered, we will refund all monies paid by you to us.

In the event of your cancellation as described above (other than cancellations one week before), Pilates Education UK Ltd/BASI Pilates UK will allow you to transfer any monies paid by you for the cancelled program to any other BASI program for which you qualify, so long as such program is scheduled to commence within one (1) year of your Application to the cancelled program. In the event that you fail to transfer as stated, Pilates Education UK Ltd/BASI Pilates UK shall have no obligation to refund any monies paid by you to us, regardless of when you cancelled or requested a transfer. We will allow only one such transfer.

Testing fees & Auditing fees are non refundable and non-transferable.

Deferring Policy
If a student has a schedule conflict and they cannot complete their training, BASI UK will hold their tuition for 1-year and transfer it (one-time only) to any location that is administered under the BASI UK umbrella or the next scheduled training at their host studio, space permitting. We do not hold tuition indefinitely. If the student does not make up the modules within the 1-year and a program was offered, they may be subject to pay a 10% fee. The fee is based on the total cost of their program.